Jill Christie-Merrall, M.A.

Ms. Christie-Merrall has an extensive history working with the Center for Criminal Justice Research. Selected projects include a National Institute of Justice funded grant evaluating the effectiveness of Broken Windows Policing, assessing the impact of city performance ordinances to address problems with budget motels, and evaluations of juvenile diversion programs targeting gang behavior and truancy. Her current project titled, "Why Does She Stay? Perceptions of Domestic Abuse Victimization”, is a study to investigate individual’s views/perceptions about the nature and extent of domestic abuse. The overall goal of the project is to develop a digital teaching tool that supports the curriculum of several Criminal Justice topics.

Ms. Christie-Merrall’s publications have appeared in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and as a book chapter in Patterns, Prevention, and Geometry of Crime, Routledge Studies in Crime and Society.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sentencing policy reform
  • Corrections
  • Women’s issues and the criminal justice response
  • Program evaluation
  • Early Intervention programs
  • Prisoner reentry